Author Archives: jefna14

An Illuminating Woodcut

This time of year is busy with art shows and awards, among which is the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. As part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, the award celebrates the life and poetry of Neilson, born in … Continue reading

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Changing Times in Print

Signing up for a Monthly Linocut Challenge seemed like a good idea, though when I saw the ‘brief’ for March I wasn’t so sure.  The basic theme was Fairy Tale characters, which was fine as far as it went.  It … Continue reading

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Women in Woodcuts

When I first revisited printmaking, after many moons, I was introduced to combining printing with book making, a welcome adventure for me.  Very often, after a printing session, I’m left with strips of paper.  It’s not a cheap item, so I … Continue reading

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A Printing Press by Another Name

I do enjoy printing with a metal spoon or baren (a small, handheld bamboo disk used for burnishing the back of the printing paper), but there are times I’d like to play with a press.  I also love old things.  … Continue reading

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My first printmaking project for the year was to be an edition for the Baren Forum Woodblock Printing Group.  An un-themed exchange, I struggled with choosing a subject – too many ideas.  I had thought to do a reduction print, … Continue reading

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Someone’s Best Friend in Print, Paws and All.

Yesterday, the temperature soared into the forties (centigrade). I was coping okay.  Too hot to make printing ink work down in the studio, I battened down, working on my novel, regularly cringing as the violent winds bludgeoned the gum trees … Continue reading

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Myth, Magic and Maladies

Combining paint and a touch of printmaking Continue reading

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